2015 Coast Guard Increases Airborne Reconnaissance Capabilities With The Minotaur System Architecture

2015 Coast Guard Increases Airborne Reconnaissance Capabilities With The Minotaur System Architecture As early as 2013 the Coast Guard recognized that the legacy processors in its fixed wing aircraft assets would be unable to run the updated systems needed for optimal mission execution. After careful consideration, the Minotaur mission system architecture was chosen to upgrade […]

2015 Coast Guard Increases Airborne Reconnaissance Capabilities With The Minotaur System Architecture

2015 Coast Guard Increases Airborne Reconnaissance Capabilities With The Minotaur System Architecture As early as 2013 the Coast Guard recognized that the legacy processors in its fixed wing aircraft assets would be unable to run the updated systems needed for optimal mission execution. After careful consideration, the Minotaur mission system architecture was chosen to upgrade […]

2018 – The Coast Guard Selects the ScanEagle UAS for NSC Cutters

2018 – The Coast Guard Selects the ScanEagle UAS for NSC Cutters The U. S. Coast Guard awarded a potential $117.2 million contract to Boeing’s Insitu subsidiary to provide contractor owned and operated small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) aboard its fleet of National Security Cutters (NSC). Challenged with policing a vast six million square-mile maritime area […]

1996 – Drug Interdiction Surge Operations Re-established

1996 – Drug Interdiction Surge Operations Re-established A decision was made by President Clinton in 1993 to adopt a source country policy designed to help producing countries build interdiction forces. The focus was on the drug crops, the kingpins and their organization, and the production and trafficking networks of Columbia, Peru, and Bolivia. The adoption […]

2014 – Coast Guard Acquires C-27J Aircraft

2014 – Coast Guard Acquires C-27J Aircraft The Coast Guard acquired through an intra-service transfer, 14 C-27J Spartans that the U.S. Air Force planned to place in storage. The aircraft was manufactured by Leonardo’s Aircraft Division (formerly Alenia Aermacchi until 2016). The transfer was authorized in the fiscal year 2014 defense authorization bill. As part […]

2010 – The Deepwater Horizon Drilling Rig Explosion

2010 – The Deepwater Horizon Drilling Rig Explosion On April 20, 2010 an explosion and subsequent fire occurred on the Deepwater Horizon offshore drilling rig. It caused the rig to burn and sink resulting in a massive oil spill. What was initially a rescue operation became what is now considered to be the largest environmental […]

2010 – The Haitian Earthquake

2010 – The Haitian Earthquake A massive earthquake struck Haiti just before 5 p.m. on Tuesday, January 12, about 10 miles southwest of Port-au-Prince, the country’s capital. The quake was the worst in the region in more than 200 years. The first responder was the US Coast Guard Cutter Forward, with an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter […]

2008 – Coast Guard UAS (UAV) Program Office Established

2008 – Coast Guard UAS (UAV) Program Office Established CL-327 Operating From USCGC Thetis Today’s Unmanned Aerial  Vehicles (UAVs) owe much to the design of the cruise missiles that were used in World War II by the US and British forces. At the close of World War II, Chance Vought Aircraft, a company with no […]

2008 – Coast Guard Aviation Logistics Center Dedicated

2008 – Coast Guard Aviation Logistics Center Dedicated Coast Guard Aviation Logistics center On October 30, 2008, the Vice Commandant of the Coast Guard recognized the evolution of the former Aircraft Repair and Supply Center into The Aviation Logistics Center. This event also marked the formal recognition of the implementation of the Coast Guard’s first […]